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Website Under Construction

This website for the LAS Teaching Academy is under reconstruction during Fall 2018. LAS teachers are invited and encouraged to contribute to the new design. If you want to be on the website working group please contact Dan Steward, the Director of the LAS Teaching Academy. (Contact information below.)

While this website is under construction, we will be using the Illinois Wiki to collaborate and communicate about our Fall 2018 programs. Please join us at

Academy Mission Statement

The mission of the Teaching Academy of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is to offer programs and resources cultivating teaching excellence in the classroom and online. Our vision is to create a thriving learning community for teachers in the College of LAS so that they can significantly impact student learning and development. Specifically, faculty development programs and resources are aimed at educating faculty in effective teaching techniques and in establishing a faculty learning community across disciplines.


Daniel John Steward, PhD

Photo of Dan Steward, Director of the LAS Teaching AcademyDirector, College of LAS Teaching Academy
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology
Affiliated Faculty, Illinois Informatics

#3072, Lincoln Hall
702 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-4969
Email: Daniel Steward

Kostas Yfantis 

Photo of Kostas Yfanits, Assistant Director of TLT for ATLAS and Teaching Academy affiliateAssistant Director for Teaching & Learning with Technology, ATLAS

Suite G89, Foreign Languages Building
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Email: Kostas Yfantis

Yihan Zhou

Photo of Yihan Zhou, Teaching Academy CoordinatorGraduate Assistant of LAS Teaching Academy

Suite G89, Foreign Languages Building
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Email: Yihan Zhou